Cannes Best Actress Winner ‘Little Joe’ With Emily Beecham Goes to Magnolia

Magnolia Pictures acquired the North American rights to “Little Joe,” a sci-fi drama that won the Best Actress prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival for Emily Beecham’s performance, the distributor announced Thursday.

The debut English-language film from director Jessica Hausner made its premiere in competition at Cannes, and Magnolia is planning a theatrical release for the film later this year.

Little Joe” follows Alice (Beecham), a single mother and dedicated senior plant breeder at a corporation engaged in developing new species. She has engineered a special crimson flower, remarkable not only for its beauty but also for its therapeutic value: if kept at the ideal temperature, fed properly and spoken to regularly, this plant makes its owner happy.

Against company policy, Alice takes one home as a gift for her teenage son, Joe. They christen it “Little Joe.” But as their plant grows, so too does Alice
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